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Fw: Reminder: UNIGROUP Meeting 16-OCT-2008 (Thu): Asterisk Open Source PBX/Telephony System

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Sent on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:56 PM

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--- On Wed, 10/15/08, Unigroup_of_NY <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: Unigroup_of_NY <[address removed]>
> Subject: Reminder: UNIGROUP Meeting 16-OCT-2008 (Thu): Asterisk Open Source PBX/Telephony System
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 1:31 AM
> NOTE: Unigroup's October 2008 Asterick Telephony meeting
> is Thursday
>       (tomorrow).  Please RSVP by today (Wednesday) if you
> will
>       be attending, if you have not already done so. 
> Thanks.
> 
> ====================­====================­====================­========
> UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - OCTOBER 2008
> ANNOUNCEMENTS
> ====================­====================­====================­========
> 
>    --------------------­------------------
> 1. UNIGROUP'S OCTOBER 2008 MEETING NOTICE
>    --------------------­------------------
> 
>       When:  THURSDAY, October 16th, 2008    (** 3rd
> Thursday **)
> 
>      Where:  ** New Location **
>              The Cooper Union 
> <http://www.cooper...;­
>              School of Engineering
>              51 Astor Place  (8th Street, between 3rd and
> 4th Ave)
>              East Village, Manhattan
>              New York City
>              Meeting Room: The Driscoll Room: 136E (1st
> Floor)
>              ** Please RSVP **
> 
>       Time:  6:15 PM - 6:25 PM  Registration
>              6:25 PM - 6:45 PM  Ask the Wizard, Questions,
>                                 Answers and Current Events
>              6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Unigroup Business and
> Announcements
>              7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation
> 
>              --------------------­------------------
>      Topic:  The Asterisk Open Source PBX/Telephony System:
>              From The Ground Up!
>              --------------------­------------------
> 
>    Speaker:  Paul Charles Leddy
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    INTRODUCTION:
>    -------------
> 
>    The Asterisk web site says: Asterisk is the world's
> leading open
>    source telephony engine and tool kit.  This month, our
> speaker
>    will give us a hands-on demonstration of setting up a
> free PBX
>    (Phone System) and IVR (Interactive Voice Response)
> system,
>    using VoIP (Voice over IP) phones and a VoIP provider
> (Internet
>    Phone Service).
> 
>    Previously (back in the year 2000), Unigroup had
> presented
>    the "Bayonne" Open Source Telephony Project.
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
>    --------------------­-
> 
>    To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the
> Unigroup
>    Registration Page:
>          http://www.unigro...­
> 
>    This will allow us to automate the registration process.
>    (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
>    Please avoid emailed RSVPs.
> 
>    Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and
> meeting page,
>    for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If
> you
>    registered for this meeting, please check your email for
> any last
>    minute announcements as the meeting approaches.  Also
> make sure
>    any anti-spam white-lists are updated to _ALLOW_
> Unigroup traffic!
>    If you block Unigroup Emails, your address will be
> dropped from
>    our mailing list.
> 
>    Please RSVP as soon as possible, preferably at least 2-3
> days
>    prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food
> order.
>    RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting
> day.
> 
>    Note: RSVP is requested for this location to make sure
> the guard
>          will let you into the building.  RSVP also helps
> us to
>          properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
>          seating, etc.) and speed up your sign-in at the
> meeting.
>          If you forget to RSVP prior to the meeting day,
> you may
>          still be able to show up and attend our meeting,
> however,
>          we cannot guarantee what building security will do
> if
>          you are "not on the list".
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    MAIN PRESENTATION
>    -----------------
> 
>    Topic: The Asterisk Open Source PBX/Telephony System:
>           From The Ground Up!
> 
>    We'll compile the code and start up the asterisk
> server.  Then
>    hook up a couple of phones so we can make an internal
> PBX call.
>    From there, we'll register with a VoIP provider and
> make
>    a real call to someone in the audience.  Last, we can
> also build
>    a basic voice response system to make a virtual
> "haunted house"
>    for this coming October 31st.
> 
>    Outline for the Talk:
> 
>     - About The Asterisk Project
>     - Getting the code and compiling it
>     - Basic configuration
>     - Setting up phone extensions
>     - Registering a SIP phone
>     - Making an internal call
>     - Registering with a VoIP service
>     - Calling an outside line, receiving a call from an
> outside line
>     - Basic call routing and IVR (Interactive Voice
> Response)
>     - (Helping people get a system up and running on their
> laptops)
> 
> 
>    Web Resources:
>    --------------
> 
>    Asterisk Open Source PBX/Telephony Project
>      http://www.asteri...­
> 
>    GNU Telephony Meta Project
>      http://www.gnutel...­
> 
>    GNU Telephony Resources
>     
> http://www.gnutel...­
> 
>    GNU Bayonne Telephony Project
>      http://www.gnutel...­
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    Speaker Biography:
>    ------------------
> 
>    Paul Charles Leddy has been a Linux Systems
> Administrator for about
>    10 years.  The story of how he got involved with
> computer telephony
>    is: "Dreaming of voice over the Internet since
> circa '96, when
>    Paul heard about Mark Spencer's Asterisk, he just
> had to get it up
>    and running.  He downloaded the code onto his Mac laptop
> and had a
>    dial tone within minutes: Wow!  Since then, he has gone
> on to
>    implement a few phone extensions, Interactive Voice
> Response
>    playhouses, hooked up to a real live VoIP service or
> two, like
>    Junction Networks and VoipJet, and helped friends and
> family
>    discover the wonderful world of cheap talk, walking the
> walk."
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    Company Biography:
>    ------------------
> 
>    Paul Charles Leddy is available for help and
> consultations.
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    Giveaways:
>    ----------
> 
>    Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentic­e Hall PTR has been
> kind
>    enough to provide us with some of their books, which we
> will
>    continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
> 
>    O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with
> some of their
>    books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways
> at our
>    meetings.
> 
>    Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the
> support
>    provided by their User Group programs.
> 
>    Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any
> attendee of
>    our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable
> giveaway
>    (ie. most books are valued between $30 and $60)!
> 
>    As always, all of the books will be available for review
> at the
>    start of the meeting.
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    Fee Schedule:
>    -------------
> 
>    Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and
> User Group,
>    and its members pay a yearly membership fee.  For
> Unigroup members,
>    there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting
> fees) during
>    their membership year.  Non-members who wish to attend
> Unigroup
>    meetings are usually required to pay a "Single
> Meeting Fee".
> 
>        Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $
> 50.00
>        Student Yearly Membership (with current ID):    $
> 25.00
>        Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $
> 20.00
>        Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $ 
> 5.00
> 
>      * Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.
> 
>    NOTE: Simply receiving Unigroup Email Announcements does
> NOT
>          indicate membership in Unigroup.
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    Food:
>    -----
> 
>    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. 
> This
>    includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef,
> chicken, tuna
>    and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads
> (potato,
>    tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water
> and
>    assorted SOFT beverages.
> 
>    ** Note: We will be using our normal caterer for this
> meeting.
> 
>   
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­-------
> 
>    Directions:
>    -----------
> 
>       The Cooper Union  <http://www.cooper...;­
>       School of Engineering
>       51 Astor Place  (8th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)
>       East Village, Manhattan
>       New York City
>       Room: The Driscoll Room: 136E (1st Floor)
> 
>    Located on the North side of Astor Place (8th Street),
> between
>      3rd & 4th Avenues.
> 
>    Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's
> desk.
>    Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby
> for
>      directions to The Driscoll Room (1st Floor)...  From
> the
>      main entrance, keep going straight beyond the guard
> till the
>      end of the hall, make a left, pass the elevators (on
> your
>      left), keep going, and Room 136E will be on your
> right.
> 
>    Nearest mass transit stations are:
>      '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at
> The Cooper Union).
>      'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2
> blocks East.
>      '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South
> and East.
>      'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk
> North and East.
> 
>    We believe free street parking becomes available at 6pm.
> 
>    -----
> 
>    Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
>    Please tell your friends about Unigroup!
> 
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------------
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------------
> 
>    --------------
> 2. PRIOR MEETINGS
>    --------------
> 
>    ** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will
> appear
>       in an upcoming announcement.
> 
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------------
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------------
> 
>    -----------------
> 3. UPCOMING MEETINGS
>    -----------------
> 
>    We have a series of meetings in the works:
> 
>    - 16-OCT-2008: The Asterisk Open Source PBX/Telephony
> System
>    - 20-NOV-2008: Solaris (with OpenSolaris) Launch Meeting
> (Field Trip: Sun)
>    - 15-JAN-2009: Linux Real-Time Messaging (Tervela)
>    -        2009: The FreeBSD Networking Stack (George
> Neville-Neil)
>    -    MAR-2009: SuSE Linux Real-Time Kernel (Field Trip:
> Novell/SuSE)
>    - Planning: IPsec and IPv6 and VPNs  (possibly 3
> meetings)
>    - Planning: NO SPAM!
>    - Planning: Embedded Linux Development
>    - Planning: Unix/Linux/BSD Distribution Round Table
> Discussions
>    - Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
>    - The latest on *BSD (NetBSD/OpenBSD)
>    - Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
>    - Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast,
> etc.)
>    - Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
>    - Are there too many Linux Distributions?
>    - Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf
>    - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
>    - LAMP Part 2 - PHP
>    - Field Trip to HP
>    - Unix 35th Birthday Celebration (Sun has offered to
> host this!)
>    - Samba
>    - DNS
>    - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
>    - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets,
> Accounting Packages.
>    - GNU Development Environments
>    - iSCSI, Serial ATA, and other new peripheral
> technologies
>    - Java and/or JavaScript Programming
> 
>    ** Unigroup Needs Speakers!!
>    Please let us know about any other meeting topics that
> you may be
>    interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix/Linux/BSD
> related
>    technology topics should please contact the Unigroup
> Board.
> 
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------------
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------------
> 
>    --------------------­
> 4. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
>    --------------------­
> 
>    Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix
> User's Groups serving
>    the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early
> 1980s.
>    Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member
> funded
>    volunteer organization.  Unigroup holds regular and
> special event
>    meetings throughout the year on technical topics
> relating to Unix
>    and the Unix/Linux/BSD User Community.
> 
>    Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a
> minimum) the Third
>    THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field
> Trip or
>    Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we
> do have the
>    ability to hold monthly meetings at our meeting
> location.
> 
>    Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd
> Thursdays):
>      10/16/2008, 11/20/2008 (Field Trip), 1/15/2009,
> 3/19/2009 (Field Trip)...
>    Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various
> trade shows in NYC
>    as well as "Field Trips" to the facilities of
> local hardware and
>    software vendors.
> 
>   
> ====================­====================­====================­=============
>    = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting
> Announcements be sure to =
>    = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                   
>                =
>    =       http://www.unigro...­                         
>                =
>   
> ====================­====================­====================­=============
> 
>    For further information or to get on the Unigroup
> Electronic Mail Mailing
>    List send an EMail message to:
>         unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org
> 
>    To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an
> EMail message to:
>         uniboard (-a_t-) unigroup.org
> 
>    If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not
> receiving
>    Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will
> make
>    corrections to our lists.
> 
>    Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially
> potential
>    meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes
> contributions and
>    content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a
> volunteer
>    organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us
> know if you
>    can help!
> 
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------------
> --------------------­--------------------­--------------------­----------------
> 
> -Rob Weiner
>  Unigroup Executive Director
>  unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org
>  http://www.unigro...­



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